Johanna – Summer Trip to Utah
Well, we’re in Monroe, Utah for a quick visit with family. We left Denver on Friday afternoon and pulled into town about 1am Saturday morning. Mom had a nice room set up for Andrew & Haley to sleep in – but did they sleep? Oh no — they stayed up all night long, dragging enough toys into the room to make it seem like an explosion in a toy factory, and then they went hunting videos to watch on the t.v. in the room. Jennifer & kids were at my parents too, and they woke up their cousins around 6am. I wouldn’t have believed they would have done this, but now I know! Needless to say they both had naps after lunch – Andrew slept about FOUR hours. Unfortunately Tom & I were upstairs and didn’t hear any of their exploits or there would have been major scolding going on and children sleeping under the stairs a la Harry Potter! Besides getting to spend part of Saturday with Jennifer and her kids, we also got to spend the day with Erin & Weston and Kate. It was a lot of fun to play with Kate (she is such a smiley girl) and Tom got to see her (which he really hasn’t gotten to do before). In fact, we heard her fussing in the morning, so I went and “stole” her from her portacrib in the office. She was so happy to have us playing with her, but darn it – Weston came and got her for breakfast (the nerve!). Anyway. Yesterday we drove up to Provo to hear Aaron Watson’s missionary homecoming talk. (Tom’s sister Joanna’s 2nd oldest boy). He did a good job speaking and shared some nice experiences he had teaching the gospel and watching people’s faith in Christ grow. After church we all (meaning all Tom’s brothers & sisters and spouses and nieces and nephews and assorted friends) gathered at the Watson’s home for a late lunch/early dinner. We had a really good time visiting with everyone. Tom is on a “Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog” kick and showed everyone the video – and then played it again for those who wished to catch it the second time around. To take a look at the trailer go to Dr. Horrible. Our whole family has taken to singing tidbits of the various songs from the video! Wednesday we head up to Provo to get ready for the Wood Family campout. There are plans for up to 50 people to join the camping fun! Maybe I’ll actually take pictures – but no guarantee they will actually show up here!